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Wednesday
Apr112012

Roger Davies

Roger Davies is a world class photographer whose photos frequently grace the pages of Architectural Digest (including Ellen and Portia's amazing home) and Elle Decor. He has been fortunate enough to capture some of the most incredible homes around - and he does it soooooooo well. Each of his photos is a work of art. (I admired his work several years ago here). Stellar eye candy. 

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Wednesday
Apr112012

Rough luxe beauty

After we have finished our stay in Le Grotte della Civita we can wind our way up the Italian roads to Abruzzo, to the hill top village of Santo Stephano di Sessanio. To another albergo diffuso, another Sextantio property. Scattered around the village are rooms in sympathetically renovated buildings, their spartan beauty saved from a modern desecration, just enhanced by simplicity and touches of hedonist luxury. Fine sheets, fine bathing, fine food and, of course, fine wine. You'll find me soaking in the tub by the fire.

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Wednesday
Apr112012

More breathtakingly beautiful

You may remember a post from January this year that featured photos of an albergo diffuso. A stunningly beautiful series of hotel rooms in caves scattered down a slope in Italy. Today I fell in love all over again when I revisited the now fully up and running website for Sextantio Albergo Diffuso at Le Grotte della Civita. Can such a special place become even more special, more beautiful, more stunning the more I see of it? I am smitten. This is definitely a must see (and stay) spot on my wish list. The hardest thing would be choosing which grotta to stay in. Then again there is another albergo diffuso in Abruzzo ... but that will have to wait till the next post.

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Tuesday
Apr102012

Glimpse at a houseboat

Jansje sent us a peek at another one of her photography projects - this time a houseboat in Amsterdam. (Check out previous posts of her photos here). The owner, who is in one of the photos, has done the rebuilding of this houseboat himself, and happens to be an interior designer (see his basic website). I think living in a houseboat would be a blast! When I first saw houseboats up in Yellowknife (that was back in my university days) I was mesmerized. Coincidentally I saw an episode of House Hunters yesterday where someone was looking for a houseboat in Seattle and was reminded what a cool lifestyle that would be....especially if you can take your house out for a spin down the river!

Tuesday
Apr102012

Holmen Id

Karina Holmen set up her interior and styling company in Oslo, Norway in 2009 and has been spicing up private residences, commercial spaces and hotels ever since with her easy-going, refreshing, and sassy style ever since. Love that she mixes modern pieces with vintage. Below is a sampling of her residential work along with a bit from hotels, but do be sure to check out her fabulous commercial work on her website

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